On the rare occasion that I get to be a guest at a wedding I often find myself drawn to their wedding favors. How did they pick this? What purpose does it serve? What does it say about them as a couple? How is it connected to this wedding? And if there isn’t one at all – did I miss them?
This is probably a result of spending about 85% of my brain capacity on weddings but it still begs the question – what’s up with wedding favors? Are they still a thing?
THE MODERN DAY WEDDING FAVOR
Favors are not gone in the definitive sense, but they have hit their peak of frivolity and are on their way back down to their baser purpose: unique value. For those couples that love the idea of a physical favor we are seeing things like “A donation has been made to [charity name] in your honor” or something like a small plant for the greenery based wedding. Regardless of it’s physical form the favor represents the couple and what they love. It is a way to communicate the unique features of the couple and enhance the event that is a representation of them.
On the other hand, we may see a total lack of wedding favors. And that’s ok too! I often find that couples have chosen to reallocate the funds they would have used to buy small potted plants into a lounge area, vintage glassware on the tables, or a doughnut wall. Couples are getting bold a creative with their events, but with a purpose!
Either way we are seeing something that makes the couple smile and makes their guests say, “this is so them” and we love it!
Comment below with what you did for your wedding favor and why!